Asian American and Pacific Islanders

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Say My Name: On the Importance of Taking Up Space and Making Noise

This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Sung Yeon Choimorrow—executive director of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum—says AAPI women need to step into their power.

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Smithsonian Highlights How Transcontinental Railroad Impacted Native Americans

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center delves into how the railroad—largely constructed by Chinese immigrants—added to the destruction of Native American lands, livelihood and sovereignty.

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WATCH: Awkwafina Stars in New Dramatic-Comedy 'The Farewell'

The new film, based on a true story, explores how an Asian family deals with the impending death of a loved one.

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New Doc Peeks Inside Nail Salons' Booming Business

“Nailed It” explores the industry’s history and connection to the Vietnamese-American community.

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A100 List 2019 Celebrates Influential Asian American Pacific Islanders

Hasan Minhaj, Akwafina and H.E.R. make this year’s list, whose release marks the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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Lunar New Year Reads: 5 Reflections on the Year of the Pig

Read five Asian-American writers’ reflections on this auspicious day for members of their communities.

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3 Rising Asian-American Actors Cover The Advocate

Jake Choi, Vincent Rodriguez III and Nico Santos talk about being young, queer and Asian-American in Hollywood.

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READ: Asian Americans Preserve Food Memories Via Art

Artists Stephanie Shih, Monyee Chau and Annie “RC” Shen discuss how their culinary traditions influence their art.

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Greta Lee Talks 'KTown' and Asian-American Narratives

The actress’ upcoming HBO series could become the first premium cable show to center Asian Americans.

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Disney Jr. Enlists All-Desi Cast for 'Mira, Royal Detective'

Aparna Nancherla, Jameela Jamil and Kal Penn will lend their voices to the animated series about a girl who solves mysteries in a fictional South Asian kingdom.

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WATCH: Hasan Minhaj Denounces Asian Americans Fighting Affirmative Action

The comedian breaks down the importance of affirmative action in higher education—and how a group of Asian Americans is using anti-Black rhetoric in an attempt to dismantle it.

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Google Doodle Illustrates Tyrus Wong's Creative Voyage

Google’s homepage depicts the Chinese-American artist’s path from curious art student to Disney illustrator on his 108th birthday.

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Michelle Kwan, Kristina Wong Urge Asian-Amerian Community to Vote

Just 49 percent of eligible Asian American and Pacific Islanders voted in the 2016 presidential election. These entertainers want to change that this fall.

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New Podcast Shares Uniquely Filipino-American Stories

Journalist Paola Mardo’s podcast Long Distance uncovers the highs and lows of Filipino Americans’ personal narratives.

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This Is a Defining Moment for Women of Color Who Survived Sexual Violence [OP-ED]

“We saw an educated White woman with financial, legal and familial support testify about being sexually assaulted, and then face the emotionally exhausting experience of being cross-examined for hours and disbelieved by many Senators. We got the message: If they won’t listen to her, it will be even worse for us.”

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READ: Can East Asian Americans Reclaim 'Yellow' for Themselves?

Writer Kat Chow revisits the history of the term and asks what it would take to wrestle it from racists.

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KoreAm Journal Relaunches as Pan-Asian-American KORE Mag

Editor-in-Chief Serena Kim says the new magazine goes beyond its predecessor’s primarily Korean-American focus to cover members of other Asian-American diasporic communities.

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Performing Blackness Won't Fill Our Asian-American Culture Deficit [OP-ED]

The fight for media representation has become one of the most prominent rallying cries among Asian Americans. But if we wish to subvert White hegemony, we must step away from the imitation of Whiteness’ exploitation of Blackness.

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How Bruce Lee's 'Enter the Dragon' Opened Doors for APIA Film Heroes

NPR commemorates the film’s 45th anniversary with a retrospective on its accomplishments and lead actor.

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UPDATE: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Earns $35.3 Million Opening Weekend

The Asian-led romantic comedy topped the domestic box office.